Audencia is part of a very select group of schools holding all three international accreditations for business and management education. In 2004, Audencia joined the UN initiative uniting companies, the business world and civil society around 10 universal principles for labour and environmental standards and human rights. We were the first business school in France to join the Global Compact.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • We are highly regarded internationally as well as within Europe and France.
  • Audencia Business School is amongst the 1% of business schools holding all top international academic accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
  • Students at Audencia Business School come from all over the world – 87 countries, to be exact!



Founded in Nantes in 1900, Audencia – from the Latin audientia, meaning “listening”, and audacia, meaning “daring” – was first accredited by EQUIS in 1998 and is ranked amongst the top European business schools.


Increasing its influence both in France and internationally from its territorial roots, Audencia Business School educates and accompanies in the development of their competencies, students and managers of diverse origins and backgrounds who are attentive to giving meaning to their projects and commitments.

Guided by the values of innovation, cooperation, and responsibility, Audencia produces and disseminates knowledge useful to society, designed to develop management education and inspire new business practices.


Research areas

3 disciplinary research areas

  • Consumer behaviour and marketing strategy
  • Organisation and value chain management

Finance, risk, and accounting performance

2 interdisciplinary research areas
  • Global responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship


Companies at the heart of the group

  • Recruitment fairs and company presentations
  • Nearly 2,000 students enter the business world each year
  • Careers advising service for students and alumni, provided by business and investment professionals
  • Companies involved in the design and implementation of educational programmes
  • Company support for research, e.g. from Chaires Système U, Banque Populaire, ERDF, Crédit Agricole

Short Courses

Business & Management (14)
Social Sciences (4)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)


Student services

Office of International Relations

We really are here to help. We have a dedicated team who can provide advice on the following issues – as well as things that didn’t make the list!

  • Student visas
  • Housing contracts
  • Opening a bank account
  • Course information and grades
  • French social security insurance
  • Campus information
  • CAF housing allowance
  • Student associations

Housing services

You have a lot of options, including rooms in student residencies; homestays with local families; and private apartments, studios and flats. We have a housing platform that will give you information on what’s available. You can access it easily from the student intranet once you’ve been accepted to your programme and completed registration.

Audencia's housing platform will enable you to:

  • Find a rental close to campus
  • Find your international or French roommate(s) and form shared rentals
  • Find a subletting
  • Find a homestay with a local family

Library services

  • Phileas Fogg library

Our 1,140m2 (12,270 ft 2) multimedia library offers access to Wi-Fi, over 20,000 titles (25% of which are in English), over 15,000 periodical titles (both in print and online), 500 French- and English-language journals and 20 databases including full-text articles.

ICT services

Audencia Tomorrow, a virtual platform which allows students to access their course timetable, e-mail, work files, and courses details.

Student Life

Campus life

Audencia’s main campus in Nantes is one of the most beautiful in France. We designed it specifically to give you a high-quality learning environment. We are housed in a 23,000m² purpose-built campus opposite the University of Nantes, so student life here is bustling. We also have campuses in Paris and Beijing. Our facilities are modern and comfortable, with everything you need for class, study and relaxation.

Sports facilities

Audencia offers you access to a sports hall equipped for team sports such as basketball, volleyball and football. You can also take advantage of our well-equipped gym as well as a fitness centre for activities such as dance, yoga and more. A public swimming pool and ice-skating rink are within seven minutes by foot.

Student clubs

Get involved in activities you love and meet students from different programmes, backgrounds and countries. With a wide range of on-campus clubs and organisations, you are sure to find a group of people you connect with.


  • ACSB
  • Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE)

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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